Carl O. Sauer

Fellow: Awarded 1931

Field of Study: Geography and Environmental Studies

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-24-1889

Died: 07-18-1975

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:

Latin American Exchange Fellows, 1931

Appointed from the United States:

SAUER, CARL ORTWIN:  Appointed to make a study of cultural successions in type settlements of Northwestern Mexico; tenure, six months from June 1, 1931.

Born December 24, 1889, at Warrenton, Missouri. Education:  Central Wesleyan College, A.B., 1908; Northwestern University, 1908–09; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1915.

Instructor in Physical Science, 1913–14, State Normal School, Salem, Massachusetts; Instructor in Geography, 1915–18, Assistant Professor, 1918–20, Associate Professor, 1920–22, Professor, 1922–23, University of Michigan; Professor of Geography and Chairman of Department, 1923—, University of California.

Publications: Editor of and contributor to University of California Publications in Geography; contributor of bulletins to Illinois Geological Survey, Kentucky Geological Survey, and Geographical Society of Chicago. Articles in Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Geographical Review, Scientific Monthly, American Political Science Review, Historical Outlook, Journal of Geography, Annals of Michigan Academy of Science.